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  • 00:03

    New York Local Law 84 (LL84) | Benchmarking, Energy Audits

    in Energy

    Local Law 84 New York City (LL84) | Benchmarking and Energy Audits NYC | Call ? 516-672-8277 or Visit http://www.CarletonEC.com | Local Law 84 Compliance Checklist Before May 1st. As a New York City building owner with a lot of 50,000 square feet or more, you are required to comply with Local Law 84 and report before May 1st. 


    Submit Reported Water and Energy Use Information - You must log and report water and energy usage data for the prior year for each property you own. Usage must be detailed for January through December of last year and submitted to the city. A free online benching tool called the Energy Star Portfolio Manager is available on line to make reporting more convenient. 


    What If I Miss the Deadline of May 1? - Luckily, if you cannot compile your report before May 1, you can still comply. However, there are penalties. If you miss the May 1 deadline, you may still submit data usage before August 1, November 1 and February 1 – the next quarterly deadlines. Late submissions will receive a violation and a penalty of $500.  


    Professional Help - Complying with Regulations Building owners have the option of seeking professional assistance complying with Local Law 84. The right expertise and guidance can save you time, energy and money. The May 1 deadline is approaching fast. As a building owner in New York City, if you yet to comply with Local Law 84 and would like assistance, Carleton Energy Consulting may be the solution. With proven expertise, the CEC team offers easy energy conservation strategies for savings and code compliance. 


    To learn more about Local Law 87 New York City, check out our Local Law 87 Helpful Hints on www.LocalLaw87.org or contact Carleton Energy Consulting at 516-672-8277. 

  • 00:17

    Taxes. Record Keeping & Avoiding Audits. GET READY! Tax Season is NEAR.

    in Finance

    There are few things in life so sure as death and taxes.  If you are reading this, we can safely establish that you are not dead; so let's talk taxes!


    Come January 2015, right after we have splurged on the holidays, now comes the accountability - and it is of the ACCOUNTING kind.  How do you stack up?


    Maddie Brown, a 30+ year experienced CPA; will be my guest expert to weigh in on the matter of taxes, record keeping and avoiding audits. Maddie helps her clients clean up any money messes, get confident about where they are and where they are going, and create a simple step-by-step plan to get there – without feeling overwhelmed, wrong or judged.


     

  • 00:30

    Dealing with Tax Audits and Other IRS Issues

    in Business

    On June 10 my guest will be Anil Melwani, President of 212 Tax & Accounting Services.   212 Tax is a full service C.P.A. firm servicing the tax, accounting and consulting needs of individuals and businesses in the tri-state area. Their business clients span across several different industries including hospitality, nightlife, real estate, attorneys, doctors, and dentists.  They are large enough to handle the many accounting and tax issues that can arise at any time throughout the year. Yet they are pleased to always offer the personalized service that clients should expect from their accountant.


    With a passion for helping businesses reach their next level, their goal is to provide financial leadership, guidance and advice that you can really use to help you grow your business and become more successful. 212 Tax actively advises business owners on many issues outside the standard accounting relationship and in many cases serves as an outsourced CFO, handling business accounting services including bookkeeping, payroll and sales tax preparation. Additionally, they help individual clients understand how to proactively plan for the future

  • 00:16

    PODCAST: Why Employee Benefit Plan Audits Are Vital

    in Finance

    The Chesapeake Human Resources Association recently held its 9th Annual Fall Human Resources Conference (Legislative / Employment Law).  Today we are speaking with Jen Amato, a Principal with SC&H Group, about some of the topics discussed at the event – and why employee benefit plan audits are vital.

  • 00:03

    Local Law 87 New York | Retro-Commissioning & Auditing NYC

    in Energy

    Local Law 87 New York City - http://www.CarletonEC.com  - Local Law 87 New York: Retro-Commissioning & Auditing NYC Made Easy. Carleton Energy Consulting Specializes in Energy Auditing, Management, Online Boiler Management and much more, 10025, 10002, 10029, 10009


    New York City building owners are often met with frustration when it comes to achieving compliance with Local Law 87. The process is complicated, time consuming, and for many, overwhelming. Improved energy efficiency is a worthy goal, and property owners looking for straightforward guidance and information have found a sensible partner in Carleton Energy Consulting (CEC). 


    Understanding Local Law 87 – In 2009, New York City passed Local Law 87 in efforts to improve energy efficiency in the city’s largest buildings. The objective is to hold building owners accountable for energy usage. Compliance is not an option, but required by law, and building owners are mandated to provide detailed information on energy usage through auditing and reporting. 


    Energy Audits for Compliance and Cost Savings Property owners employ auditing services to monitor energy use, ensuring full compliance with Local Law 87 efficiency requirements. However, while audits are required for complying with Local Law 87, they’re also a practical solution for building owners. A comprehensive energy audit is the key to sustained energy efficiency – as owners and managers can work together to follow practical recommendations resulting in significant cost savings. 


    To learn more about Local Law 87 New York & Retro-Commissioning, visit www.CarletonEC.com or contact Carleton Energy Consulting at 516-672-8277. Be sure to download our Free Local Law 87 Helpful Tips!

  • 00:16

    IRS Audit Defense

    in Legal

    One of the IRS’s strongest methods of enforcement and collection is auditing tax returns. In this podcast, attorney Josh Nesser will discuss why audits occur, what occurs in an audit, and what options taxpayers have when they disagree with audit results.

  • 02:00

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Romance Writer Carrie Aulenbacher

    in Health

    Susun Weed answers your health questions followed by an 30 minute interview with real people making change. This weeks guest interview is with Carrie Aulenbacher. Carrie was born, raised and live in beautiful Erie, PA.  Carrie is currently the Executive Administrative Assistant for the CEO of one of the largest family-owned logistics, trucking, and warehousing corporations, Lake Erie Logistics and Benco Leasing, in Erie where she has worked for the past 15 years.  When she's not writing romance, she works for iUrban.org magazine and Fridge Magazine as a contributing writer and also enjoys working with other authors in customizing FB pages for them or doing author audits. 


    this episode Q&A includes:


    • no liscensure or certification of any kind for an herbalist in the United States..


    • Susun is a supporter of home herbalists using the herbs that grow right outside their door and sharing that knowledge freely- herbal medicine is peoples medicine!


    • invest in people being healthy..


    • cold sore and herpes infections- hypericum oil and tincture..


    • white pine needle can be harvested anytime of year..


    • FDA and raw milk..


    • 48 hours after rain to harvest herbs between the hours of 12pm and 2pm..


    • burdock infusion and echinacea infusion to completely rid the body of herpes infection..


    • when giving alcohol tincture to a cat always put in milk or cream..


    • identifying flowering plants out of Peterson Field Guide


    • milk thistle tincture is a powerful protector of the liver from chemicals in the environment..


    • when we know what we want we can attract that to us..


    • carbon monoxide is not a pollutant to the plants..


    • radiation is heavy and it sinks- cannot spread..


    • only kelp seaweed has algin..


    • wanting to conceive.

  • 02:43

    The View Up Here with a Fistful of Nothing

    in Politics

    Well, sometimes plans work out, sometimes they don't. About three hours before showtime, my guest Andrew Abbass had to postpone. So, this is what you get then. To be honest, there is about an hour of current, topical Canadian political issues. The Notley cabinet in Alberta, the dropbox nudes account in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia at the Junior/Senior High school, the ten revoked passports in Montreal, the first leaks of the Senate audits, and a personal rant against well-known hyperpartisan defender of the status quo Warren Kinsella.


    The rest of the show is a major improvisation event, with help from @Shin_Duo and @V_Kershaw as we bounce around topics Canadian and American in nature.

  • 00:38

    Cyber Security

    in Business

    On May 20, my guest will be Chris Moschovitis, the CEO of TMG-eMedia.  Chris studied Physics, Computer Science, and Mathematics, receiving his Bachelors of Science degree from The College at Brockport. His follow-up graduate studies at the University of Rochester, and New York University include advanced courses in technology, management, and education. In 1985 Chris was appointed Director of Academic Computing at Pratt Institute, and in 1987 he was recruited by the O’Connor Group for the position of Vice President of Information Technology. In heChris started his own company — the Technology Management Group. (“TMG” ) — focused on providing independent technology management expertise and outsourcing services. TMG further expanded its Internet offerings in 2004 by investing in emedia – a prominent, award winning, and internationally acclaimed interactive agency, forming TMG-eMedia, one of the premier independent consulting firms in the country. Over his career at TMG Chris has personally led a wide array of projects including: Due Diligence, Business Transformation, and Strategic Consulting assignments; Framework implementations (e.g. Balanced Scorecard, BCG, COBIT, ITIL, etc.); Content and Document Management (ECM/WCM) initiatives; ERP and CRM assessments, and rollouts ; Systems Architecture design and Cyber Security audits. Chris is co-author of the critically acclaimed “History of the Internet: 1843 to the Present” as well as a contributor to the “Encyclopedia of Computers and Computer History” and the “Encyclopedia of New Media.” In addition heis a member of several industry organizations (e.g. ISACA, IEEE, AMA) frequently writes articles, and is a sought after public speaker.

  • 00:13

    California BRE property management audits

    in Legal

    Are you engaged in residential or commerical real estate property management in the State of California?  If so, you need to know the real estate law and commissioner regulations and you will very likely be the subject of a property management trust account audit.  The audit could be the difference between you keeping your real estate license, and having the BRe (Bureau of Real Estate) wanting to revoke your real estate license.  In other words, you need to know what's going on, what the rules and regs are and basically prepare to respond to any BRE investigatoin letter, or BRE audit.


    The failure to prepare could lead to loss of your real estate license, or license discipline) - often a suspended or restricted real estate license.  This will show on the BRE database, (real estate licensee lookup) and may cost you future business.


    Listen in as attorney steve discusses property managements audits of trust account and trust fund in California and the BRE accusation process in general.


     


     

  • 00:33

    Field Service Compliance – Mingham, Pacific Preservation Services

    in Finance

    CFPB servicing rules not only impact the servicer, but have a significant impact on 3rd party vendors, especially field service providers.   


    Oversight, audits, neighborhood stabilization, management of code violations and property preservation are just a few of the issues servicers and field service providers need to management.


    Standardization and data management appear to be vital to managing an auditable process to reduce risk and remain compliant with evolving legislation. 


    Joining the broadcast today to discuss the impact of compliance and quality control on the field service industry is Brian Mingham, President of Pacific Preservation Services.


    Pacific Preservation Services is a property preservation and inspection company for pre-foreclosure, vacant, and REO properties.


     


    Pacific Preservation Services integrates advanced transactional technology and seamless asset management workflow which has propelled year-over-year sales growth by 34%